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Hepatitis C And Liver Damage

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below some information from the archives about hepatitis C. Dr. BobWhat Is Hepatitis C?The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection... Read more »

SVR Hepatitis C Replication

I have seen many questions about alcohol and hepatitis c and SVR and answers about 1 - 2 drinks a day or week if you have minimal liver damage, however, I would still like to knowIf you are SVR can alcohol actually bring the hepatitis c virus back?I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You are right - I would not expect alcohol use to bring back the virus if someone has been cured. Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cirrhosis. Liver scarring resulting from long-term HCV infection reduces the liver's ability to perform essential functions. Liver damage from hepatitis C usually develops slowly over many years.How Did I Get HCV?Hepatitis C is transmitted when... Read more »

Untreated Hepatitis C

I know that elevated enzyme levels (ALT, AST etc) are indicators of liver cell damage. If such levels have been elevated for two decades, but no treatment was sought and/or recommended, is it almost a certainty that the liver has been deteriorating...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There has not been a good correlation between elevated ALT and AST and the amount of liver damage. I would be more concerned about the extent of background alcohol use. A biopsy will give good information about the extent of Read more »
Articles
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...sitting next to an infected person What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? Most people have no symptoms until the virus causes liver damage, which can take 10 or more years to happen. Others have one or more of the following symptoms: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Can Damage Brain Cells

...extrahepatic mechanisms by which HCV infection worsens the disease course of HIV infection." Researchers already knew that severe liver damage can affect the patient's brain. The new findings support other studies showing that even when serious... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

...reports of HCV progressing more quickly in HIV-positive gay men. Whatever the timescale, some people will never havesignificant liver damage or symptoms, while others maydevelop mild-to moderate liver scarring (fibrosis) , andexperience... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...serious is chronic hepatitis C? Chronic hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, or even death. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Worried about Co-infection...please help

Posted by Anonymous
...had apparently gotten over it. On my last doctor visit he told me that I definitely had hepatitis C but that it appears no liver damage is evident. However, he took another blood sample for the hepatitis C and will let me know next week exactly... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »